(HOUSTON, TX)–A News 92 FM investigation has revealed more information about a candidate with a history of changing his residence just to run for public office. News 92 FM’s Dennis Spellman has the exclusive.
Michael Schofield in a run off for the Republican Nomination for Texas House District 132 – a district he’d only lived in for just one month before putting his name on the ballot.
The legislative district represents Katy and Cypress. Schofield is not from Katy or Cypress and it’s no secret that he move there just before the candidate filing deadline last fall, but our investigation reveals more about just how quickly he it did it.
Seven term State Rep. Bill Callegari announced September 23rd that he’d be retiring from politics. Records we obtained from the Houston area realtors shows Schofield signed a lease on a Katy home just two days later making him eligible to run for office representing a district he’d never live in previously.
We wondered how he could find a house and have a lease signed in just 48 hours and discovered the realtor who brokered the deal was George Huntoon. a little further digging revealed Schofield and Huntoon are old political buddies. Huntoon once ran for public office and we leaned Schofield served as his campaign treasurer.
Records also show Schofield is spending $13,500 a month to rent the modest home and that twice before he’s filed to run in districts he’s never live in.
What will he do if he loses? We also learned his lease expires in September.